Centre for Writing and Pedagogy
Ph.D in English from JNU (ongoing)
Greeshma Mohan is currently finishing a PhD on humour in Indian English fiction, with a focus on the works of Upamanyu Chatterjee, from the Centre for English Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. Her research focuses on the intersections between power and literary form, gender and satire, aesthetics and affect, in fiction emerging from the Global South.
She has a MA and MPhil from JNU. For her MPhil dissertation, she studied Dalit autobiographies—as literary artefact, testimony, and political manifesto—written in Kannada. She was awarded the JRF by the UGC in 2013. She has presented her work at conferences organised by the Indian Association for Commonwealth Literature and Language Studies (IACLALS), the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA), and the DAAD funded project “Literary Cultures of the Global South” at the University of Tubingen. She has also been published in Scroll, and JSL and has interned at Zubaan Books, and The Caravan magazine.